A Terrorist lives in my neighborhood!!!

@JolietJake (51114)
United States
March 13, 2018 7:25am CST
I've seen him a half-dozen times in the past few years, but he is such a schneaky bastage I'd never been able to photograph him. Until this morning. Scar was getting riled up about something outside, and when I went out to look, the hawk flew off from a tree in back of the house. I ran back in to get my camera, and it landed in a tree right across the street. I love seeing it, although I hate that it feeds on the other birds I set seed out for. But that is only Nature...
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• United States
13 Mar
yikes.i wouldn't leave him out alone with that lurking..
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@iridion9 (9331)
• Philippines
13 Mar
What are those birds called?
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
13 Mar
That is a hawk,. but I am not positive what kind of hawk it is
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@JudyEv (130707)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Mar
It's good you were able to get a photo of him/her.
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@FourWalls (14719)
• United States
13 Mar
I know what you mean about "only nature" with those things. Back when I had a privacy fence I came home one day and found a squirrel, or the remains of one, hanging on the privacy fence where the hawk had dumped it after doing what it does.
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@andriaperry (56707)
• United States
13 Mar
This place is covered up with Hawks.
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@psandra (69)
13 Mar
Haha, nice one!
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@rebelann (42519)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Mar
Is it a small one? Yeah, it's the balance of nature, some are carnivores. I miss seeing hawks floating over the desert looking for mice or rabbits.
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
13 Mar
Pretty sure it is full grown...the bottom right photo is shot from across the street in my house
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@rebelann (42519)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Mar
Oh sorry, my mistake @JolietJake in my area we used to have several different sized hawks, one was the red tailed hawk, so I wondered how big this one was approximately
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
13 Mar
@rebelann Probably 18-20 inches tall
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@Marty1 (35557)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
13 Mar
I once had hawk steak my chihuahua and never saw my dog again. I dislike hawks greatly for that. Good picture. By the way, been meaning to tell you i love the picture in your avatar! Is it Scar posing for a pretty picture or is it just a photo of a profile of a black cat in general?
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
13 Mar
That is Scar behind the window curtain
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@Marty1 (35557)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
13 Mar
@JolietJake I think he has a lovely profile! Very nice picture!
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@LeaPea2417 (21642)
• Toccoa, Georgia
14 Mar
That's a good picture you took of the hawk.
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@GardenGerty (101890)
• United States
14 Mar
And Scar keeps watch over the hawk and his prey.
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@nanette64 (17867)
• Fairfield, Texas
13 Mar
I get all kinds a birdies out here @JolietJake ; but I do say that the Hawks are my favorites now that I don't have any chickens to get whisked away.
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@LadyDuck (171673)
• Switzerland
13 Mar
It's beautiful, I also hate to think they feed on birds, but that's Nature. I hope Scar has calmed down.
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@BarBaraPrz (20561)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
13 Mar
A terrorist!?! Quick! Call homeland security...
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@rakski (21148)
• Philippines
13 Mar
Good thing you were able to catch a picture of the terrorist. Lol.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
14 Mar
I thought you were talking about Scar then after what he did to you! Hawks are beautiful but we don't see many where I live. I guess they have to eat too but it's a shame it has to be other little birds
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
14 Mar
He hangs in the neighborhood because he's assured of finding prey since 3 of us that live next to each other all feed the birds/squirrels. I saw it 'take' one of my doves one morning...can't blame it for hunting, but...
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
14 Mar
@JolietJake I know what you mean, even though it's natural it's upsetting to see an innocent living thing attacked and killed. I love all birds and animals.
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@allen0187 (33857)
• Philippines
14 Mar
Have you actually seen it or photographed it feeding on other birds?
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
14 Mar
I saw it catch one of my doves
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@allen0187 (33857)
• Philippines
14 Mar
@JolietJake that would have been an awesome scene.
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@Susan2015 (21335)
• United States
15 Mar
That's a really good picture you took. They are something to see although I don't like that it eats other birds.
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
15 Mar
They are a majestic bird, but yeah...I wish it didn't hunt in my front yard
@RasmaSandra (19201)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Mar
Great photos. What an amazing bird.
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
14 Mar
Before he had taken off as soon as I saw him, this was the first chance I've had to get a few shots
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@JohnRoberts (61433)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Mar
I thought Scar was a domestic terrorist.
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• Northampton, England
14 Mar
Ill send the Russians to 'whack him'
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